Wings of the Wind~Connilyn Cossette

Wings of the Wind (Out from Egypt #3)

 

~Synopsis~

Alanah, a Canaanite, is no stranger to fighting and survival. When her family is killed in battle with the Hebrews, she disguises herself and sneaks onto the battlefield to avenge her family. The one thing she never counted on was surviving.
Tobiah, a Hebrew warrior, is shocked to find an unconscious, wounded woman among the Canaanite casualties. Compelled to bring her to a Hebrew healer back at their camp, he is soon confronted with a truth he can’t ignore: the only way to protect this enemy is to marry her.
Unused to being weak and vulnerable, Alanah submits to the marriage—for now. As she comes to know and respect Tobiah and his people, however, she begins to second-guess her plans of escape. But when her past has painfully unanticipated consequences, the tentative peace she’s found with Tobiah, the Hebrews, and Yahweh is shaken to the core. Can Alanah’s fierce heart and strength withstand the ensuing threats to her life and all she’s come to love?

 

~My Review~

WOW!! Can I just say that my review of this book will not do justice on how much I enjoyed and loved reading this novel! I read it in about an hour or so which is quick for me unless I’m really engrossed in a book it could take me a while to really get into a book. This book was the exception!! I’m really amazed at how this author can hit a home run three times straight especially with a series! I was amazed at how well the writing and the characters really ran together with harmony and I wish that this book didn’t have to end.

 I’m always for a strong female lead character. Which is why I LOVE Mulan so much! Anyway, I loved Alanah’s character I thought she had various qualities that I love reading about. I just loved joining in on the journey and reading about how the character discovered herself and God in such a beautiful redeeming way. I LOVED it!

I also loved how the author embraced another phenomenal character in the Bible in this novel.  I’m very picky when it comes to Biblical fiction because hey I can be when it comes to my WORD! I 100% promote this author’s writing! Not only am I enjoying a well thought out and planned novel but I’m swept away by the adventure,romance,and faith she weaves into her novels which is always a BIG plus for me! If you’re looking for something new and exciting or you love Biblical fiction then this is definitely the book for you!

 

*I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions  expressed are entirely my own. *

 

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My List of Best Read Books for 2016!

Hello Ladies and Gents! It’s another year and by God’s grace I’m looking forward to bigger and greater things this year! I’m kinda disappointed in my list of books I read in 2016. I think 2016 was  a very strange year for me in more ways than one. I usually finish my Goodreads challenge before the year is out but not last year unfortunately. Hopefully this year I can do way better than last year. So without further ado, here’s my list of the best books I read in 2016. I had planned to read 80 books in 2016 but only finished 18 books. It’s a far cry I know. lol. I’m very positive about this year though. Hopefully I’ll have my post up soon about the books I’m looking forward to reading in 2017. See y’all soon. Peace! 🙂

 
The Lost Girls: The True Story of the Cleveland Abductions and the Incredible Rescue of Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry, and Gina DeJesus

Calico Spy (Undercover Ladies #3)

Counted With the Stars (Out from Egypt, #1)

Newton and Polly: A Novel of Amazing Grace

Sarah My Beloved (Little Hickman Creek #2)

Shadow of the Storm (Out From Egypt, #2)

Anchor in the Storm (Waves of Freedom, #2)

The Prayers of Jane Austen

Land of Silence

 

Shadow of the Storm~Connilyn Cossette

Shadow of the Storm (Out From Egypt, #2)

~Synopsis~

In the Depth of the Storm’s Shadow, Only Truth Can Light Her Way

Having escaped Egypt with the other Hebrews during the Exodus, Shira is now living in freedom at the foot of Mt. Sinai, upon which rests the fiery glowing Cloud containing the shekinah glory of God. When the people disobey Yahweh and build a golden idol, the ensuing chaos gives Shira an unexpected opportunity to learn the arts of midwifery. Although her mother wishes for her to continue in the family weaving trade, Shira’s gifts shine brightest when she assists with deliveries. In defiance of her mother, Shira pursues her heart’s calling to become an apprentice midwife.

When a delivery goes horribly wrong, Shira finds herself bound to a man who betrayed her, the caretaker of three young children, and the target of a vengeful woman whose husband was killed by Shira’s people, the Levites. As contention between the Hebrew tribes and the foreigners fans the flames of another dangerous rebellion, Shira will come face-to-face with the heartbreak of her past that she has kept hidden for so long. How can she let go of all that has defined her to accept the love she’s denied herself and embrace who she truly is?

~Review~

Wow! Just wow! I’m really loving this author’s writing! Being a debut author, her first book was a smashing first book with all the works. I’m so surprised and awed that her second book,”Shadow of the Storm” was just out of the ballpark!
To be honest, I had given up on Biblical fiction for a while now because a lot of novels in the Biblical fiction genre just really didn’t stand out.
Shadow of the Storm took me on an incredible and exciting journey. It kept me up all hours of the night until I had devoured every last page.
I thought that the main character Shira was a well thought out character. I loved the journey that the author provided concerning the main character because I as a reader felt the joy and sadness of her life story in every page.
I thought that the novel was really thought out. It also gave some insight into what the Bible meant that it was a mixed multitude that came out of Egypt . This novel is a wonderful mixture of faith,drama and romance rolled into one spectacular novel. I highly recommend this novel!

“I received a free copy of this book from the publisher for my honest review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.”

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Books I’m looking forward to reading!

Hello all! This is a list of books on my ever growing TBR list that I can’t wait to read. Enjoy! What books are you looking forward to reading? 🙂

Slender Reeds: Jochebed's HopeShadow of the Storm (Out From Egypt, #2)Can't Help FallingDawn of LibertyNewton and Polly: A Novel of Amazing GraceFor the Record

To the Farthest ShoresThe Innkeeper of Ivy Hill (Tales from Ivy Hill, #1)

The Ringmaster's WifeA Portrait of Emily PriceA Stranger at Fellsworth (Treasures of Surrey, #3)

What I’m reading plus my recent book haul!!

Hi everyone! I just wanted to let everyone know the exciting news! I know,know, not very big news but I recently went on a pretty big book haul which I would consider big cause I’m usually big on buying and finding great deals on e-books. I still love having a real book in my hands. So here it goes…..

 

Here’s what I’m currently reading,

A Dream of Miracles (The Amish Wonders #3)From This MomentRoom for Hope

With This Ring?: A Novella Collection of Proposals Gone AwryThe Prophetess: Deborah's Story (Daughters of the Promised Land, #2)Playing the Part (A Class of Their Own #3)

 

 

Books from my Big Book Haul for this month!

Mist of Midnight (Daughters of Hampshire, #1)Words Spoken TruePrelude for a Lord (The Gentlemen Quartet #1)

Nowhere to Turn (Hidden Identity, #2)Love on Assignment (Ladies of Summerhill, #2)Veiled Rose (Tales of Goldstone Wood, #2)Full Steam AheadLand of Silence

So some of these books I’ve already read but I remember loving them so much that I wanted to add them to my already overflowing collection. In my opinion, I can never have too many books. 🙂 So what books have you been reading or want to read? 🙂

The Crimson Cord~Jill Eileen Smith~

The Crimson Cord: Rahab's Story (Daughters of the Promised Land #1)

~Synopsis~

Wife to a gambler who took one too many risks, Rahab finds herself sold as a slave to cover her husband’s debt. Forced into prostitution by Dabir, counselor to the Syrian king, Rahab despairs of ever regaining her freedom and her self-respect. But when Israelite spies enter Jericho and come to lodge at her house, Rahab sees a glimmer of hope and the opportunity of a lifetime. In one risky moment, she takes a leap of faith, puts her trust in a God she does not know, and vows to protect the spies from the authorities. When the armies of Israel arrive weeks later, Rahab hopes they will keep their promise, but she has no idea what kind of challenges await her outside Jericho’s walls–or if she will ever know the meaning of love.

                                       *My Review*

The Crimson Cord:Rahab’s Story-Jill Eileen Smith

Ever since I read Tessa Afshar’s book, Pearl in the Sand which was based on the life of Rahab I have been looking forward to reading Biblical fiction novels based on Rahab.
So as far as concerning this novel, I was pretty drawn into the story at first. It was interesting enough and I pretty much got through half of the book before I just felt that the book was kinda drawn out.

As the story went along, I felt that most of the characters were one-dimensional and nothing about the story really stood out to me. I felt that the novel needed more and the characters needed to have that extraordinary something to really stand out. The book cover is beautifully done.
All in all, the story was ok but not a book that I wouldn’t want to revisit anytime soon.

(3 stars)

*I received a free copy of this book from Revell Publishers all opinions expressed are my own.*

 

 

Counted with the Stars~Connilyn Cossette~

Counted With the Stars (Out from Egypt, #1)

~Synopsis~

A Story of Love, Desperation, and Hope During a Great Biblical Epoch

Sold into slavery by her father and forsaken by the man she was supposed to marry, young Egyptian Kiya must serve a mistress who takes pleasure in her humiliation. When terrifying plagues strike Egypt, Kiya is in the middle of it all.

To save her older brother and escape the bonds of slavery, Kiya flees with the Hebrews during the Great Exodus. She finds herself utterly dependent on a fearsome God she’s only just beginning to learn about, and in love with a man who despises her people. With everything she’s ever known swept away, will Kiya turn back toward Egypt or surrender her life and her future to Yahweh?

 

 

                             ~ My Review~

Counted with the Stars~Connilyn Cossette~

Can I just say wow!! Just WOW!! This book was incredibly awesome and well written. It was a powerful and moving book for a debut author.
Counted with the Stars was filled with adventure,love and romance all combinations of which I LOVE to see in any novel that I read. I was throughly engrossed which is kinda hard for me these days because I stay busy. I really,really, enjoy when a book can pull me from reality into a blissful peaceful world of imagination.
It was amazing to read about the different characters in this novel. I especially love how the author gave the main character such a unique background story.

The author also gave a glimpse into what life would’ve been like during the days of Moses and ancient Egypt.
It was quite extraordinary to see how the plagues disrupted everything in a normal day in ancient Egypt. Also in the book like the Bible it illustrates how that each and every one of the plagues had a direct hit on all the gods of Egypt so that God could prove that He was the ONLY living TRUE GOD.
The romance in this book was very heart-felt and I did have a wow moment because it was so GOOD!
I literally didn’t want this novel to end. This may be one of the best books in Biblical fiction this year. I guess I’ll have to see because I’m pretty behind in my reading.
I absolutely enjoyed this story! it was heartfelt and unique in its own way. I can’t wait to read whatever else this author has in store. Oh yeah, I almost forgot, I love the book cover. It’s so beautiful! (4.5 stars)

~The Author: Connilyn Cossette~

Connilyn Cossette

*I received a free copy of this book through Bethany House Publishers. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.*

COMING SOON FROM CONNILYN COSSETTE!

Shadow of the Storm (Out From Egypt, #2)

In the Depth of the Storm’s Shadow, Only Truth Can Light Her Way

Having escaped Egypt with the other Hebrews during the Exodus, Shira is now living in freedom at the foot of Mt. Sinai, upon which rests the fiery glowing Cloud containing the shekinah glory of God. When the people disobey Yahweh and build a golden idol, the ensuing chaos gives Shira an unexpected opportunity to learn the arts of midwifery. Although her mother wishes for her to continue in the family weaving trade, Shira’s gifts shine brightest when she assists with deliveries. In defiance of her mother, Shira pursues her heart’s calling to become an apprentice midwife.

When a delivery goes horribly wrong, Shira finds herself bound to a man who betrayed her, the caretaker of three young children, and the target of a vengeful woman whose husband was killed by Shira’s people, the Levites. As contention between the Hebrew tribes and the foreigners fans the flames of another dangerous rebellion, Shira will come face-to-face with the heartbreak of her past that she has kept hidden for so long. How can she let go of all that has defined her to accept the love she’s denied herself and embrace who she truly is?

RELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 18,2016

I can’t wait!